The IEA conducts a broad range of transport research and analysis, focusing on ways in which countries can reduce the energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of their transport sectors. Policy advice is given to governments on the effectiveness of implementing advanced technologies, improving fuel efficiency and shifting to lower carbon fuels and transport modes. 

Volt-utility vehicles: garage-based grid

Two-way charging of electric vehicles in solar-powered homes could be just the first step towards a dynamic vehicle-to-grid power system (page 36) - Photo courtesy of BMW of North America LLC, all rights reserved More »»

IEA shows benefits of improved energy efficiency of urban transport systems

As energy consumption for transport in cities is expected to double by 2050, report sees potential savings of up to USD 70 trillion More »»

Joy ride: IEA test-drives the Parisian electric car-sharing system

Autolib system lets any driver register in minutes to travel the French capital emissions-free, with guaranteed parking Photo: © Pascal Anziani More »»

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The IEA conducts a broad range of transport research and analysis, focusing on ways in which countries can reduce the energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of their transport sectors. Policy advice is given to governments on the effectiveness of implementing advanced technologies, improving fuel efficiency and shifting to lower carbon fuels and transport modes. This work involves analysing technologies and transport systems, that can be developed and adopted by countries to reduce dependence on oil and the amount of GHGs produced by the transport sector.

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  • 150 million electric 2-wheelers plying the road today

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